Leicester 2, Burnley 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, FA Premier League fixture

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This was a must win for Leicester and with a number of the new signings in the line-up from start you had high hopes of a good result. Suomare, Bertrand, Vestergaard and Lookman were all part of the starting eleven as they all became part of several action points in the game.

Leicester started well and it looked very convincing, with a type of pressure that surely would lead to goals, this crash landed just after 12 minutes when Jamie Vardy must have scored his first own goal for the club, from a corner.

Before that happening Jannik Vestergaard showed great struggle with Burnley forward Matej Vydra who out run him with the Czech republic international being difficult to handle. Despite those struggles Leicester pushed on and seeing Jamie Vardy scoring a goal in the Burnley net was much more pleasing as the equalizer went in behind Pope.

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But as hope came back another Burnley player making a big impression today new signing Maxwell Cornet showed great quality and his goal in the 40th minute was a beauty and hammered Leicester fans hard as we again experienced sloppy defending and just a few minutes after the equalizer.

Burnley were the leaders at half time and they had one mission going into the 2nd, defending with every toe in the team, as they stepped back and let Leicester get the possession.

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We all could see how Leicester struggled to break down the Burnley defense with most players behind the ball, but still also showing that treath being able to concern Leicester with good counter attacks that exposed a bit of Leicester’s defending problems.

Kasper Schmeichel didn’t really have a great game either failing a few times and also showing sloppy distrubution of the ball at times and instead of doing it simple trying out his skills and missing those crucial passes at that time in the game he could just play the ball as far as possible.

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When Leicester finally managed to break down Burnley with a clever pass from Kelechi Iheanacho to Jamie Vardy who again became the vital man for Leicester, scoring nicely on the floor and 2-2 happened in the 85th minute.

Of course tempting to go for another towards the end, but instead Burnley was only stopped by VAR to not being handed all three points with a Chris Wood goal disallowed for offside.

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Burnley only picked up their 2nd point of the season and with the pressure Leicester had it should really have been a comfortable win instead of a massive struggle for goals and a stressed team not really in any form of balance.

Ademola Lookman again showed strength but he should sit down and have a chat with Jamie Vardy as he do have a problem in his game not really being able to finish his good attempts with a result as he has struggled with that at Everton, Fulham and RB Leipzig, not really seen as the main man when the game is in a vital situation and a completion must be happening, this can be the be or not to be for Lookman in his career and going forward with Leicester.

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The team do have qualities, but at the moment a number of vital questions to be asked as there are doubts about a number of issues from injuries to contracts being signed.

To pick up a point today was two less than expected.

  • Positives
    • Coming back twice after being a goal down
    • Lookman fresh and working on
    • Jamie Vardy scoring two, still very vital
    • Kelechi getting a nice assist on the second goal
  • Negatives:
    • Letting in an early goal after have much possession
    • Vestergaard pace struggles
    • Schmeichel distribution of the ball at vital times in the game
    • Almost losing all points just seconds before the game end
    • Ndidi not really at his best, showing lack of passing skills
    • Not able to create enough clear chances with so much possession

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 4, Pereira 6, Vestergaard 4, Soyuncu 5, Bertrand 5, Soumare 6, Ndidi 5, Tielemans 6, Barnes 6, Vardy 8, Lookman 7 Subs: Castagne 6, Iheanacho, Maddison

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    • Jamie Vardy

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 67 / 33
  • Corners: 8 / 4
  • Shots on target: 5 / 3
  • Fouls: 10 / 8

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